Least difficult is to buy a plastic one preformed
If you are making one from mud, get some shower pan membrane. It is
gray or white (usually) plastic sheet about 30-40 mil thick. The
shower drain used with this will seal around it and you pull the edges
up into the wall several inches. Put this under the mud bed for your
| On Fri, 29 Jan 2010 00:21:16 -0600, "Pat"
| >Can someone describe or link to a description of how to build a
| >showerpan with the least difficulty and cost?
| Least difficult is to buy a plastic one preformed
We want ceramic tile on it, so this won't work.
| If you are making one from mud
What do you mean by "mud" - concrete? Won't that be too heavy with ceramic
tile on top of it?
Is there any other way?
I built ours by constructing a sloped mud bed, then using "Kerdi"
waterproofing membrane and the associated drain. It's not necessarily the
least expensive, but it's a great system.
You can find lots of advice, information, and examples on the John Bridge
tiling forum. Here's a link on that forum to my tiling project:
My mud bed shower pan starts around page 3 of that thread.
I bought this e-book from Tim Carter a few years ago when I built my
shower pan. Best $15 I ever spent. The project went real smooth.
Here's some of my work:
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